Of $5.4 Billion Pledged for Gaza, Only a Fraction Delivered
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|Two months after donors pledged $5.4 billion to help rebuild Gaza after the war between Israel and Hamas, Palestinian, U.N. and other officials say barely 2 percent of the money has been transferred. The conference in Cairo had been hailed as a success, with Qatar promising $1 billion, Saudi Arabia $500 million and the United States and the European Union a combined $780 million in various forms of assistance. Robert Turner, director of operations for the U.N.'s Relief and Works Agency in Gaza said, "We have received funding and pledges of approximately $100 million for shelter and repair."
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